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Help for Eczema and Psoriasis

One of the body's initial responses to stress is the release of hormones such cortisol that initially help a person to react or adapt to a stressful situation. High levels of cortisol can also lead to exacerbation of skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. We are here to help! Treatments for eczema (atopic dermatitis) aim to control inflammation, decrease itching, and manage infections that may occur as a result of repeated skin irritation. Common treatments can cause significant side effects; for example, topical corticosteroids used to decrease inflammation and control itching may [...]

2019-01-31T19:06:50+00:00 January 31st, 2019|

Topical Pain Formulations – Preferable to Oral Medications?

Topical and transdermal pain formulations are very popular among health care providers and patients, but unfortunately, not all doctors are familiar with how to best prescribe customized medications. Topical and transdermal preparations are often preferred to oral medications due to decreased side effects and the avoidance of initial breakdown of drug by the liver (first pass metabolism). Dosage forms include creams, ointments, and gels; medication sticks; solutions, and sprays. “Topical” and “transdermal” are not interchangeable terms.  Transdermal medications are applied topically but not all topical medications are absorbed through the skin and enter [...]

2018-12-03T19:09:26+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Therapy

Accumulating evidence suggests that Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN; 3.0-4.5 mg orally, taken once daily at bedtime) can promote health supporting immune-modulation which may reduce various cancer-causing and inflammatory autoimmune processes. LDN may also play a role in healing and repair of tissues, as well as promoting stress resilience, social bonding, and emotional well-being; and helping with psychiatric problems such as autism and depression. LDN and Lyme Disease Chronic Lyme disease is often the result of not only infections with borrelial organisms (the most well-known culprit) but also multiple co-infections with other bacteria and [...]

2018-12-03T19:03:34+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|

Making it Easy to Medicate your Cats, Dogs and other Pets

Painless and non-stressful drug administration for animals remains a top priority for both veterinarians and pet owners, especially when caring for cats. Veterinarians and compounding pharmacists are often asked by pet owners if it is possible to deliver a drug by the transdermal route, that is, application to the skin instead of giving an injection or forcing the animal to swallow a tablet or capsule. When considering the potential for transdermal drug delivery, we first look at safety, not only for the patient, but also for the caregiver, because human caregivers are always [...]

2018-10-11T19:32:55+00:00 October 11th, 2018|

Tips For Taking Your Medications On Time

It can be aggravating, confusing—and unhealthy. Many people have daily medications but don’t get into a good habit of taking them on time. This can be caused by any number of factors—being too busy with other things, not having medications handy, or even by the changes in how you feel if meds aren’t taken regularly. But there are a number of simple things you can do to manage your medications and when you take them. Here are some tips: Make your medicine a habit.  Many people exercise at the same time each day, [...]

2018-06-18T21:24:50+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

Hormone Therapy for Wellness and Disease Prevention

Hormones are needed for all types of bodily functions. Our hormone levels change in response to our environment, thought processes, stress levels, food intake, and medications. We know that when hormone levels decline as part of the normal aging process, problems with health arise. Hormone therapy can relieve symptoms of menopause, improve quality of life, prevent chronic illnesses, and maintain wellness. Because each woman has unique needs which change as she ages, we compound hormone therapy in the most appropriate dose and dosage form to meet individual needs. We work with each woman [...]

2018-06-18T21:24:50+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

Why Choose A Local Pharmacy Instead Of A Big Chain?

As a locally-owned pharmacy, we enjoy relationships with many customers that go back for years. These people have purposely chosen to do business with our pharmacy instead of going to many other stores in the community, including the major chains. We feel honored. But we believe that there are many reasons for shopping at a local community pharmacy like Peachtree Pharmacy. And we work hard to make sure that there is an extra level of customer service at our store. Here are just a few of the things we do: We learn customers’ [...]

2018-06-18T21:24:50+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

Diabetic Meds: Smart Ways To Manage Them For Better Health

Diabetes is extremely common in the United States. According to some sources, nearly half of all American adults have Type 2 diabetes or are at risk of getting the disease. For people with diabetes, a key to good health is good medicine management. At Peachtree Pharmacy, we counsel our diabetic patients in the Atlanta area on ways that help them better manage their medications to reduce costs and improve overall health. If not properly managed, the consequences of diabetes can be severe, including cardiovascular disease; nerve, kidney, eye, and foot damage; and hearing [...]

2018-06-18T21:24:50+00:00 March 30th, 2018|